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Expert Advice: News Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Dog
Floods, storms, wildfires — you can't prevent extreme weather or disastrous events, but you can take charge of how you respond. These emergency preparedness tips will help keep you and your dog out of harm’s way. Pack a Pet-Friendly Disaster Bag Having all of your ducks in a row before the unexpected happens is the […] | August 23, 2018
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Lane: What Dog Owners Should Know
As Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, makes its way toward Hawaii, the AKC is committed to providing dog owners with the resources they need to keep their pets and their families safe. Scroll down for information on disaster preparedness and details on what the AKC is currently doing to help animals impacted by these […] | August 23, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... Keeping Calm in a Crisis: Why It’s Important for Both You and Your Dog
As a pet owner, your dog’s safety starts with you. Although canines are extremely smart animals, they take their cues from their owners and rely on them to meet most of their needs, including keeping them calm during times of crisis. “Dogs are deeply sensitive to human emotions, especially in their particular guardians,” says Sally […] | May 11, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... How to Deal With Temporary Changes in Your Dog’s Routine Following a Disaster
After a disaster or crisis, all you really want is for things to get back to “normal.” Unfortunately, we all know that rarely happens overnight. Dealing with the aftermath of an emergency can be just as stressful as the event itself for everyone in the house, including the dog. You may find yourself in temporary […] | May 11, 2018
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Expert Advice: Government Relations Federal PETS Act Lays Framework for Protecting Pets During Natural Disasters
One of the most significant concerns for pet owners during times of natural disaster is ensuring the safety and care of their animals. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, the federal Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (“PETS Act”) was passed to address these questions and issues.  This law and subsequent amendments require that when the Department of […] | February 1, 2018
Expert Advice: News Dog Attends First College Class in Anticipation of Hurricane Irma
  In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Georgia Southern student Jessica Lewis was preparing to leave campus and head home to Atlanta. She had one class left for the day and then she was ready to leave, reports Mashable. But Lewis didn't know what to do about her dog Luna. Obviously, Luna would be accompanying her […] | September 15, 2017
Expert Advice: News Golden Retriever Senior Sanctuary Rebuilds After Hurricane Harvey
  A senior rescue retirement community for Golden Retrievers in Houston, Texas is rebuilding after being ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Click2Houston reports. Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS) has a main house and an enormous backyard for the senior and special needs Goldens to roam free. But when the flooding from Hurricane Harvey ensued, it […] | September 14, 2017
Expert Advice: News Flying with Your Dog In Anticipation of Hurricane Irma
In the anticipation of Hurricane Irma, many dog owners are evacuating and finding shelter in other places across the United States. If you plan on flying with your dog, you need to make sure you know the policies, which differ depending on the airline. It's important to plan ahead and familiarize yourself with your airline's […] | September 11, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane-Related Health Concerns for Dogs
Health concerns for pets should be on the minds of anyone living in hurricane-prone areas. Dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Before a hurricane, dog owners should prepare not only for their own safety, but also for their pet's. 1. First Aid A canine first aid kit is essential for […] | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News Finding Your Lost Dog in a Disaster
Photo courtesy of Pet Harbor.   One of the most frightening and heartbreaking experiences a dog owner can have is losing their dog. You never expect it to happen, but when your dog slips out the front door and goes running, your worst nightmare becomes a reality. It's all the more devastating when you lose […] | September 8, 2017

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